Dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in on June 4th, 1989. Troops shot their way through Beijing’s streets to retake the square. Photograph: AP

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Former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, from Portstewart, Co Derry, who has died aged 72. File photograph: Ronnie Norton/PA Wire

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